EMERGENCY building repairs will be undertaken at Canonbie Surgery following ‘severe water damage on the ground floor’.
The repairs are needed as a result of a slow water leak, with the extent of the damage only revealed after an inspection was carried out when they realised.
Due to this the building will be closed for repairs, expected to take approximately 14 weeks.
Registered patients and visitors will instead use Portakabins for services at the surgery and an alternative car park.
Eight adapted Portakabins will begin to be erected in the surgery’s car park from Tuesday [31/08] to allow time to ensure they and the services are in place before being moved into them.
During this two-week period, existing services will still take place in the main surgery.
However, it means there will be no vehicle access to the surgery car park nor while they remain up, except for patients with severe or special needs.
Alternative parking will be provided at Canonbie village hall until the repairs have been completed.
“I would like to reassure all our registered patients we are doing everything we can to provide continuity of all existing services whilst we undertake these emergency repairs and I know that we can rely on all of our patient’s patience and support during these challenging times,” practice managers Peter and Janet Sabuldihin advised.
“Once the alternative buildings and services are in place, we will be moving out from the main surgery building to the new temporary site to allow repairs to commence.
“It is important that you continue to use Canonbie Village Hall car parking facilities until the repairs are completed and we have re-located back into the main surgery building.”
Access will be restricted for safety reasons on Tuesday as the work gets underway, only open for emergency and necessary clinical procedures.
On this day patients are asked to contact eConsult via their website or by calling.
It is also asked that repeat medication requests are arranged in advance for an alternative day.
Clear signposting will be in place near the temporary services in the main surgery car park to guide visitors.
- For any help or support in accessing the surgery call 71313.